JSA update and more on Lost Heroes documentary

So everything is well under way now here at JSA central. We’re once again aiming for a Free Comic Book Day (May 4th) deadline for our nominee announcements. I must say that it’s been an enthusiastic year for Canadian comics so far, as there’s been a lot going on recently – especially for things related…

Gene Day Award update

In case you were wondering, we are now accepting physical copies of self-published comics and original graphic novels for consideration for the GENE DAY AWARD. Copies can be sent to the Comic Book Lounge in Toronto where they will be gathered for review by the Gene Day Award Coordinator and the Jury for this award….

Welcome to 2013!

A new year is well underway and we are getting back to business here at JSA central! Unfortunately, I was not able to run a wrap survey for 2012 as I normally do, work on the store and various events (such as the 24 Hour Comic Challenge we ran in-store this past Saturday at the…

December Update

As the year begins winding down, we begin the finalizing of the list of eligible publications and creators for the 2013 nominating committee to make their selections from. In early November we had some meetings to discuss the direction the awards will take in 2013, the positions needing to be filled, and a number of…

Indie Skip Week – December 26-January 1

Support and Promote Indie Skip Week #indieskipweek On Wednesday, December 26th, Diamond Comics will be working with a a few of their Premiere Publishers to bring just a handful of comics to market.  Comic Shops will be receiving only a little over a dozen titles (including Amazing Spider-Man 700) instead of the normal 60+ books. Please note…

2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Credits / Les Prix Joe Shuster 2012 – Crédits

SECTION A Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist / Dessinateur de couverture de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Writer / Scénariste de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Artist / Dessinateur de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist / Auteur de bande dessinée exceptionnel Nominating Committee / Comité des Candidatures : Laurent Boutin (Montreal,…

The 2012 Joe Shuster Award winners

Montreal, QC – In a ceremony presided by JASON ROCKMAN and CATHERINE SMITH-DESBIENS at the MONTREAL COMIC-CON, the 8th Annual Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators and Retailers were presented to an enthusiastic crowd of nominees, friends and fans of the medium.

Back to school and work JSA update for Sept. 4

Welcome back! Hope your summer was as eventful as ours was. We’re now a mere 11 days away from the presentation of the 8th annual Joe Shuster Awards and we’ll be posting some updates as we near the event. JURY DECISIONS The Art Jury (Artist, Cover Artist and Webcomics) have finished their selections, as have…

Late July Update

Things may have slowed down considerably here on the site lately, as running a store as well as the awards, parts of the country’s largest comic-con and a day job have really taken a toll on my time. I had never expected to own a comic shop, but The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery has…

Accepting submissions for the 2012 Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing

The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing honours Canadian comic book creators who self-published their work during the previous calendar year and is open to all Canadian citizens who self-publish and self-distribute their comics. The winner receives a Joe Shuster Award and a bursary of $500, to help fund your next comic project. This award is…

Happenings: EXPOZINE 10 November 26-27 – Montreal, QC

expozine -EXPOZINE 2011, Montreal’s 10th Annual Small Press, Comic & Zine Fair ! EXPOZINE, Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5035 St-Dominique (Église Saint-Enfant Jésus, Laurier Métro). Free admission. 10th ANNIVERSARY OF EXPOZINE special issue of Four Minutes to Midnight ZINE LAUNCH, featuring round-table discussion with…

2012 Categories update:

Earlier this month we asked for feedback on our categories as we determine which will make up the list for the 2012 Awards. Based on your feedback and our internal debates this is the list as it stands: 2012 Categories: * Outstanding Artist/Artist Team (no change) * Outstanding Cartoonist (no change) * Outstanding Cover Artist…

2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Montreal, QC

I’m happy to report on behalf of the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Organization that we have agreed in principle with the organizers of the Montreal Comic Con and will be presenting the 8th Annual Joe Shuster Awards in conjunction with that event on the evening of Saturday, September 15, 2012. In preparation for the ceremony,…

Happenings: CANZINE Toronto is today – Oct 23

Canzine is today! There are radical readings, book pitch and zine competitions , panels, art installations, a food market and, oh yeah, like a million zines that you will not find anywhere else! If you’re anywhere in or around Toronto, swing by 918 Bathurst Centre (just above Bloor) from 1 to 7pm today and check…

Deciding the 2012 Categories

Here at the JSAs we’re fairly open to making changes to the existing award categories if a solid argument can be made for the alteration, or for adding new or retiring old categories. In recent years new awards have included The Comics for Kids Award, The Gene Day Award, as well as the Outstanding Cover…

Laird announces changes to the Xeric Grant

Max Douglas covers the ending of the Xeric Grant in May 2012 over at Sequential. Many Canadian creators have received Xerics over the years, including Jeff Lemire, Nick Mandaag, Troy Little and Ethan Rilly. The announcement: The Xeric Foundation’s upcoming 20th anniversary will bring a changed focus in grant-giving. “Roughly twenty years ago, I started…

Party!

Last night we had the Toronto wrap party and celebration for the 7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards and I get the impression that it was a great success! The 587 College space was a great venue, very casual and we had a relaxed 20 or so minute ceremony where we were able to honour local…